Why you shouldn't say goodnight: folk signs

By Jurassic JennJun 3, 2024 17:35 PMSuperstitions
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Why you shouldn't say goodnight. Source: www.mandarinblueprint.com

Many of us have a habit of saying goodnight to someone, hoping that they will have pleasant dreams. However, it may come as a surprise that our ancestors believed that saying "good night" could have undesirable consequences. SSPDaily explains why you shouldn't do it.

Why you shouldn't say this phrase

Since ancient times, our ancestors have been convinced that the phrase "good night" carries an ominous connotation of "dead peace". In cases when a person was on the verge of death, they would say goodbye to him or her, saying "sleep well," emphasizing the end associated with eternal sleep. Thus, this tradition forbade wishing such things to living people.

This attitude persists even among doctors, who refrain from using this phrase when going on duty. "Good night" symbolizes complete peace, which corresponds to the understanding that it can be achieved only after death.

How to replace this phrase

If someone is worried about the potential consequences and wants to avoid unwanted trouble for themselves and their loved ones, it is advisable to come up with alternative ways of wishing. For example, you can consider the difference between "good night" and "sweet dreams." In the second case, a person essentially expresses his or her desire that the dream be not only calm but also pleasant, protected from any nightmares.

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